Surviving the Theseus

Fiction - Science Fiction
284 Pages
Reviewed on 05/05/2015
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Author Biography

It's daunting (the choices for the reader and for the author's pursuit of what they love to do and hope you, the reader, enjoy, and enjoy enough that you keep coming back for more). We're in a time of information overload, and all I ask, for myself anyway, is to give me a chance if your reading interests steer anywhere around mystery, horror, sci-fi, and/or action.

I grew up on movies, couldn't get enough. I'll be a movie junkie for the rest of my life, no question. Books came after, and then writing, my imagination spurred at a very young age from the wonders of the silver screen, the small screen, and now the multitude of options available to us. Movies, books, and video games are my go to entertainment sources. And I almost always listen to music when I write, typically alternative or instrumental.

My hope is you'll enjoy my stories as much as I do when I create and nurture them. I've only one novel at this time (I'm working on another) and it gestated in my head for a long time; they don't let me go until I get the words out so I think about them for a while, projecting in my noggin in an infinite loop until it's realized. My goal is to take you, the reader, away on a trip, a journey, and hopefully one you care about as I do when I write.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada is my home, and my desire at this moment (and has been for a long time) is to write my stories for a living. I haven't gotten there yet, but I'm working on it one word at a time, and, with any luck, I'll get a fan or two who enjoys my particular brand of story telling.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Regina Valensky is a trained Search Out and Destroy officer – a SOAD. When her peers are getting murdered, her superiors forced her to go on vacation. She decides upon the space cruise ship, Pyramid One. At first, the massive cruise vessel she chooses as her resort destination seems to be a reasonable choice. However, in the span of a few hours, thousands of passengers seemingly disappear. Surviving the Theseus by Randy Noble is an intriguing sci-fi fiction combined with horror and suspense. The thriller element swirls around the piles of clothes without bodies and a strange orange light. Regina Valensky is an interesting lead character even though I didn’t instantly connect with her. As the story progresses, readers do get to see the other side of the tough SOAD female officer.

There’s never a monotonous moment in Surviving the Theseus by Randy Noble. When the action scenes take breaks, they are straight away replaced by intriguing clues being gradually revealed as the characters get deeper into the mystery. The writing style is not the most paramount that I have read, but it is clear-cut and its simplicity alone is enough to make the reading flawless. The plot’s unpredictability is heightened by the twist of the missing people. All in all, Surviving the Theseus is an enjoyable read. Its premise is definitely the strong point of the story. It would be grand to see this story comes alive visually. Perhaps Randy Noble would be interested in making it into a film or at least transform it into a graphic novel.